In Memoriam - Sonnenberg Farm's Tamarinde

Thursday, June 4, 2015
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Sonnenberg Farm's Tamarinde keur, sport, (Jazz x Matador x Rubinstein)
Sonnenberg Farm's Tamarinde keur, sport, (Jazz x Matador x Rubinstein)

In loving memory of Sonnenberg Farm's Tamarinde. Yesterday, our wonderful KWPN mare, Tamarinde, keur, sport, (Jazz x Matador x Rubinstein) passed away after a very difficult foaling with dystocia (foal obstruction in delivery). Tam nor the big beautiful black filly by Rousseau made it alive, but we have to believe in some way, they are together now. Tamarinde came to us through our good friend Judy Yancey. Judy imported Tam as a young horse, after Tam was the highest scoring mare in the KWPN Pavo Cup competition as a 4 year old in Holland, placing 6th overall, as well as qualified for the Young Horse World Championships in Verden.


Tam was a sport mare which meant she competed successfully through fourth level dressage and Tam was the full sibling to the Grand Prix KWPN stallion Wynton. Judy successfully bred Tam in North America with many of her offspring qualifying and competing in the USEF Young Horse Championships in Lamplight.

Losing Tam is not just a loss to Judy or Sonnenberg, it's a loss to North America as her bloodlines are so coveted and special. Fellow breeders, if you've been breeding a while, you know the pain we feel because unfortunately, bringing these sport horses into the world, can have it's devastating tragedies like this and so many of you have had similar difficulties. Breeders understand how much it takes so much to bring a successful 3-4 year old sport horse to competition and for our breeder friends across North America and Europe, we share this journey with you... the wonderful highs and the difficult lows.


Tam's legacy will live on through her offspring. Judy has an amazing black filly by Glock's Voice out of Tam. Sonnenberg also has an incredible black filly out of Tam by the number one dressage sire in the world, the great De Niro. Tam has two amazing daughters here in North America that she and her legacy will be shining through and Tam will always be remembered.

Friends, FB followers and fellow breeders, thank you in advance for your support. Please give your horse(s) a big hug and appreciate them as their lives can be so fragile. Thank you for allowing us to share this with you.